January 12, 2012

Oak Hammock Marsh Events & Contest

The Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre is located 30 minutes North of Winnipeg on highway 67 between highways #7 and #8. 
For more information call 467-3300 or e mail Jacques Bourgeois

Saturday, January 14, 1:00 to 3:00 pm

It is believed that snowshoes were likely invented 6000 to 8000 years ago by mimicking some wildlife adaptations. Many animals, such as the snowshoe hare, jackrabbit and lynx have oversized feet enabling them to move quickly through deep snow. 

Snowshoes were essential for anyone whose life or living depended on the ability to get around in areas of deep and frequent snowfall. 

Join experienced snowshoeist, Dusty Molinski, and learn about the different styles of snowshoes and their history. A snowshoe walk in the marsh and hot chocolate will follow. 

Pre-registration is required. 
Workshop fee is $5 plus admission

February 2 is World Wetlands Day. 
It marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on February 2, 1971. 

The theme for World Wetlands Day this year is Wetlands and Tourism. 
Each year since 1997 the Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre has been celebrating this event with many activities, including a colouring contest. 

To participate in the colouring contest, click on the link to print the colouring sheet. 
Colour the page and drop it off or mail it to Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre before February 2; judging will take place on that day.

****nomy Night - Exploring the 2012 Night Sk
Thursday, January 19, 7:00 pm 

Astronomy is one of the oldest sciences. Prehistoric cultures left behind astronomical artifacts such as the Egyptian monuments and Stonehenge. Early civilizations such as the Babylonians, Greeks, Chinese, Indians, and Maya performed methodical observations of the night sky. 

With the use of telescopes, the science of astronomy has leaped to an amazing level and is the leading science used in understanding the nature of the universe and its contents. 

Amateur astronomers have contributed to many important astronomical discoveries and can still play an active role. 

Join us and enjoy an evening of stories while exploring the night sky.  
Special theatre presentations and stargazing sessions from the rooftop observation deck will help you gain an appreciation for this heavenly hobby.

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